Western Conference Power Rankings
Western Conference Power Rankings 1 – 5
1.San Antonio Spurs (13-1) – The Spurs sport the leagues only nightly double-digit average point margin. Case in point, they continue to roll over opponents. Seven players scored in double digits in their win against the Pelicans. Their one loss comes against my second ranked team.
2.Portland Trail Blazers (13-2) – Forget my last post about the Portland Trail Blazers and their wins against lackluster teams. After all, the Spurs only have three wins against teams with winning a winning record. PTB has won 10 in a row, six of which have come on the road. LaMarcus Aldridge was just named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
3.Oklahoma City Thunder (9-3) – The Thunder are one of five teams that remain unbeaten at home. KD continues to be KD and Westbrook continues to get better coming off knee surgery. If they’re still looking for a third scorer, try grabbing one of the fans that shoots a half-court shot. They are 5-22 (22.7 percent) since March 5. Imagine their shooting percentage when they don’t have to shoot from 47 feet away.
4. Los Angeles Clippers (10-5) – Quite the week it was for LAC. Five games in seven days included a loss by 14 and a win by 39. They went 3-2 in the stretch, scoring at least 100 points in each game. They gave up at least 100 points in three of the five, something sure to improve under coach Doc Rivers.
5. Houston Rockets (10-5) – The Rockets lead the NBA in points per game (108.7). They’ve won five of their last six, the one defeat coming at Dalls in which they blew an 18-point lead in the third quarter. If Chandler Parsons can stay hot after a slow start, he will be a nice complement to the Beard and D-12.
6. Golden State Warriors
7. Minnesota Timberwolves
8. Denver Nuggets
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Memphis Grizzlies
11. Los Angeles Lakers
12. Phoenix Suns
13. New Orleans Pelicans
14. Sacramento Kings
15. Utah Jazz